MTC-Kuwait deploy nationwide HDSPA 3G network

The new network, which is High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) enabled, is a part of a three-year multi-million dollar managed optimisation services agreement between Motorola and MTC-Kuwait to upgrade the Kuwaiti mobile operator’s network.

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By  Christopher Reynolds Published  January 9, 2007

MTC-Kuwait, a subsidary of MTC Group Operation, has today announced the deployment of its nationwide 3G mobile broadband network in Kuwait. The new network, which is High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) enabled, is a part of a three-year multi-million dollar managed optimisation services agreement between Motorola and MTC-Kuwait to upgrade the Kuwaiti mobile operator’s network. The managed optimisation services, which utilises market-leading tools and actual user data, provides an alternative to traditional optimisation methods, helping to improve performance in a single or multi-vendor environment, while ensuring that the network operates at peak performance. “Enhanced speed, quality and variety are what our mobile-centric subscriber base is looking for in Kuwait when it comes to broadband services. Motorola’s high performance network solution will enable MTC to provide customers with a compelling portfolio of services such as video conferencing, which is steadily gaining popularity here in the Middle East,” said Barrak Al Sabeeh, general manager of MTC-Kuwait. Motorola’s managed services are an integral part of the MTC Group’s wider plan to create and roll out new offerings to customers in its 21 operations across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and devote more staff resources to customer service. The vendor’s partnership with MTC-Kuwait compliments Motorola’s twelve-year relationship with MTC. Motorola’s GPRS core network technology services customers in the operator’s Kuwaiti, Jordanian, Lebanese and Iraqi units. “This is a significant deployment for us in the region and clearly reflects Motorola’s growing success in the Middle East and the technical strength of our UMTS and HSDPA solutions. We remain committed to supporting MTC-Kuwait in providing wireless subscribers in Kuwait with these services, while building its brand and helping to drive new revenue opportunities through increased subscriber usage and loyalty,” said Ali Amer, vice president, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. According to Al Sabeeh, the new network will enable MTC-Kuwait to address new opportunities for multi-media services, expanding capacity, availability and broadband capabilities to support more voice and data transmission in Kuwait.

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